Basic Comptuer Training

The goal of a basic computer literacy course is to equip students with basic computer skills. Additional advanced courses may be taken to strengthen knowledge in a particular area. The descriptions below highlight the curriculum of some common online basic computer courses.

Keyboarding

Typing is a key component of computing. Many job hunters lack adequate keyboarding skills. This course enables students to learn the basics of touch-typing by using a computer program, such as FasType for Windows. Students who already know touch-typing will use a typing program to improve their speed and accuracy.

Microsoft Office

Knowledge of Microsoft Office is extremely important when searching for a new job. Many employers expect job seekers to have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This class typically covers the basics of how to set up a document, use a spreadsheet and create a presentation.

Internet Navigation

Students enrolled in this course will learn how to successfully navigate the Internet. Some of the topics include cloud computing, advanced search techniques, travel planning, social networking, blogging, bookmarking and how to defend against various types of malware, such as viruses and worms.